Ocean’s Kingdom – Tickets On-Sale

Ocean’s Kingdom – Tickets On-Sale

The new ballet, Ocean’s Kingdom, which will premiere at
NYCB’s Fall Gala performance on Thursday, 22nd September 2011,
will mark the first time that Paul has written an original orchestral
score for dance, and will also feature costumes designed Stella
McCartney, who will be designing costumes for the theater for the
first time ever.  Ocean’s Kingdom will also feature
projections designed by S. Katy Tucker, and lighting designed by Mark Stanley.

Tickets
Ocean’s Kingdom ballet tickets will go on sale Monday
15th August via nycballet.com
Buy tickets from: www.nycballet.com

In making the announcement, Martins said that he and Paul met
at the School of American Ballet’s Winter Gala in 2010 and
shortly thereafter began discussing the possibility of working
together on a ballet.

“Like the rest of my generation, I grew up being a huge
fan of the Beatles so I was thrilled to meet him,” said Martins.
“After I got to know him a bit, and knowing of his great love of
composing classical music, I asked if he might be interested in doing
something for New York City Ballet, and I am ecstatic that he has
agreed to write a score for us.”

Paul said: “I am always interested in new directions
that I haven’t worked in before. So I became very excited about
the idea. When I got back to England after meeting Peter I started
writing music and am now in the very final stages of the orchestral
score.” He continued, “What was interesting was writing
music that meant something expressively rather than just writing a
song. Trying to write something that expressed an emotion – so
you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with and I found that
exciting and challenging.”

The 22nd September gala performance will also include a
special “See the Music…” presentation featuring
NYCB Music Director Fayçal Karoui and the New York City Ballet
Orchestra, which will open the evening with a unique exploration of
the Ocean’s Kingdom score.
Following the World Premiere
performance, Ocean’s Kingdom will be performed four additional
times during the fall (September 24, 25, 27, and 29), and five times
during the 2012 winter season (January 19, 21, 24, 27, and 29).

All performances will take place at the David H. Koch Theater,
which is located on the Lincoln Center Plaza at Columbus Avenue and
63rd Street.  For general information on tickets for any New York
City Ballet performance call 212-870-5570, or visit
www.nycballet.com.
 

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